Since 2004, OSUSD has offered scholarships to San Diego’s top students. These scholarships are awarded based on both merit and need, and help offset the cost of attending The Ohio State University as an out-of-state student. This is one of the most important ways we, as a Club, pay it forward.


The Gary M. Rectenwald Scholarship Fund of San Diego, California would not be possible without donations from alumni, friends and family of the University. Please consider donating, even if it is a small amount. Remember, your charitable gift applies towards your sustaining membership ($75 for football ticket eligibility) and some employers offer matching gift programs. There are two ways to donate to our endowed scholarship fund:

  • Online 
  • By phone
    Call (614) 292-2141 and mention account #605983

You will receive a 501c3 receipt directly from The Ohio State University Alumni Association (OSUAA) for your scholarship donation.


If you’re shopping for Buckeye gear online, in-person or by phone, please remember to mention our club or code below because some vendors donate a portion of their sale to our scholarship fund. This is an easy way to pay it forward while you stock up on some Buckeye spirit gear!

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2020-2021 RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to our scholarship recipients for the current academic year:

  • Shannon Jiu, Rancho Bernardo High School
  • Jonathon Pugmire, Mira Costa High School
  • Max Isaacson, Torrey Pines High School

OSUSD continues to support students who have maintained or exceeded a 3.0 GPA. We have renewed the scholarships for the following upperclassmen:

  • Tristan Langley, Serra High School
  • Ben Ehrlich, Torrey Pines High School


All high school seniors in San Diego County that have been admitted to Ohio State are invited to apply for our scholarship. Find the Gary M. Rectenwald of San Diego, California scholarship listing online.  Application links are open annually from November 1 until February 1. If you have any questions, please contact the Vice President of Student Scholarships, Karen Curtis, at

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Upcoming Events

Aug 09 2:00pm

Virtual Inclusion & Diversity Panel Discussion on Anti-Racism

Participate in a two-hour discussion on anti-racism hosted by The Ohio State Alumni Club of Los Angeles (OSULA). Stephen Francis, diversity and inclusion consultant …

Aug 12 6:30pm

POSTPONED: Annual Meeting and Elections

This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.